Mending Gaps in Knowledge: Collaborations in Neurogenic Bladder Research

Patient-reported outcomes and quality of life assessments are essential to studying conditions such as neurogenic bladder in which multiple management strategies are approximately equally efficacious. Innovations for the treatment of neurogenic bladder need to be guided by both clinical and patient-reported outcomes that are rigorously tested via high-quality prospective cohort or randomized studies. Collaborative research groups in reconstructive urology are critical to the study of uncommon disease processes because they allow studies to be powered adequately, foster innovative treatment strategies through collaboration, and help moderate the risk of investigator and or institutional biases.

The Urologic clinics of North America. 2017 Aug [Epub]

Jeremy B Myers, Darshan P Patel, Sean P Elliott, John T Stoffel, Blayne Welk, Amitabh Jha, Sara M Lenherr, Neurogenic Bladder Research Group

Genitourinary Injury and Reconstructive Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Electronic address: ., Genitourinary Injury and Reconstructive Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA., Department of Urology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA., Department of Urology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA., Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada., Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Salt Lake City Veterans Medical Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

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